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An Introduction to Data Envelopment Analysis
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An Introduction to Data Envelopment Analysis
A Tool for Performance Measurement


© 2003 | 202 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
From the Foreword:

'This book is an excellent tool for practitioners who are interested in the merits and pitfalls of the technique…. (The author's) research is an example of inventiveness, diligence and accuracy' - Freerk A. Lootsma, Delft Institute of Technology

Data envelopment Analysis is a Mathematical Programme for measuring performance efficiency of organizational units. The organizational units, termed as decision-making units (DMU) can be of any kind: manufacturing units, a set of schools, banks, hospitals, power plants, police stations, prisons, a set of firms etc.

DEA has been unsuccessfully applied to measure the performance efficiency of these different kinds of DMUs which share a common characteristic - that they are non-profit organization where measurement of performance efficiency is difficult.

DEA has been employed for assessing the relative performance of a set of firms that use a variety of identical inputs-say in the case of a school: quality of students, teachers, grants etc.,-to produce a variety of identical outputs-number of students who pass the final year, average grades obtained by the students in the final

year etc.

DEA assumes the performance of the DMUs by using the concepts of efficiency or productivity which is measured as the ratio of total outputs to total inputs. Also, the efficiencies estimated are relative to the best performing DMU or DMUs. The best performing DMU is given a score of 100% and the performance of other DMUs vary between 0 -100%.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
Decision-Making Units
 
Basic Concepts of Efficiency Measurement
 
Graphical Description - Frontier Analysis
 
Strongly and Weakly Efficient DMUs
 
Exercises
 
PART TWO: MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING ASPECTS OF DEA
 
Mathematical Formulation
 
Exercises
 
Dual DEA Models
 
Multiplier and Envelopment DEA Programmes
 
Input and Output Oriented Envelopment DEA Programs
 
Relationships among Different DEA Formulations
 
Exercises
 
PART THREE: ECONOMIES OF SCALE
 
Returns to Scale and DEA
 
Variable Returns to Scales Multiplier DEA Programs
 
Technical and Scale Efficiencies
 
Estimation of the Most Productive Scale Size
 
Investigating the Returns to Scale Properties of a DMU
 
Exercises
 
PART FOUR: MISCELLANEOUS DEA MODELS AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
 
Multiplicative DEA Models
 
Additive Models
 
Time Series Analysis using DEA
 
Some Extensions of DEA
 
Exercises
 
Other DEA Models and Extensions
 
PART FIVE: COMPUTER-BASED SUPPORT FOR DEA
 
Computational Features of DEA
 
DEA Software
 
Internet Support for DEA
 
A Brief Description of DEA Software
 
PART SIX: DEA BIBLIOGRAPHY AND APPLICATIONS
 
Brief Literature Survey
 
Selected DEA Applications
 
PART SEVEN: SOME ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION ON DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS
 
Some Considerations on the Application Procedure of DEA
 
Strengths and Limitations

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